FOR RELEASE JUNE 24, 2021
ALBUQUERQUE (June 17, 2021) – David Climaco Garcia announces the release of “Everybody Gets to Be Wrong” on June 24. Ruminating on regret associated with adultery and entitlement, the single exonerates guilt with a bluesy inverted groove and a waft from the proverbial cigarette in bed. The single is off the album, Between the Devil and Me, due out August 6.
Singing through a forest of harmonic distortion echoing a hangover, “Everybody Gets to Be Wrong” emerged from a morning after early in the pandemic. He says, “My wife and I had torn into the liquor cabinet and killed several bottles. I woke up not remembering much clearly, and I’d felt like I’d somehow cheated on her, on us. Like we’d each stepped outside of ourselves and somehow had been with different people. Not exactly a blackout but more a slip out. We kind of slipped into people we weren’t, and I felt really guilty about it.”
On a more significant level, it speaks to a sense of entitlement running through the culture that says ‘take what you can and don’t worry about the losers.’ “Everybody Gets to be Wrong” takes the opposite perspective. It’s an offering of forgiveness and a freeing of guilt and worries for ourselves and others within the spectrum of what it means to be human.
Between the Devil and Me, Garcia’s upcoming solo album culminates his experiences confronting the demons of addiction, greed, and the hunger for love and acceptance. Garcia maps love, loss, and life wandering the American road, weaving in the environmental and social justice issues omnipresent in our culture. His story and songs are an invitation to join in the wanderlust.
Between the Devil and Me Track Listing
- The Devil and Me
- Everybody Gets to Be Wrong
- Half of the Time
- True Much Love
- Rolling Down the Line
- Down by Her Riverside Home
- If Lonely Were Money
- Make Way for the King
- Hold You
- Rolling On
About David Climaco Garcia
David Climaco Garcia emerges from a mid-century highway culture that still dominates the American imagination. The Albuquerque-based songwriter draws from New Mexico’s Southwestern Americana, a blend of classic cowboy and country sensibilities mixed with his own Spanish and Native American lineage. Garcia has assisted sessions with Neil Young, The Donnas, and Portishead’s Geoff Barrow at the studio Bill Putnam built for John Coltrane in the sixties. He played shows with the seminal indie-folk queen, Jolie Holland. While an editor and New Mexico post supervisor on the Academy Award nominated film “Hell or High Water,” he jammed with Jeff Bridges.